Week 24 November 2014: People On the Move – Asset Management

Insight Investment, the $526bn asset manager owned by BNY Mellon, has appointed Victoria May as head of institutional for North America. Ms May joins from JPMorgan Asset Management where she was latterly a managing director in the global multi-asset group.

Three former Berenberg Bank executives have teamed up to establish Lincoln Private Investment Office, a wealth manager. Ross ElderFred Hervey and Becky Robbins will take the roles of managing partner, chief investment officer and chief operating officer respectively.

Two hires for Standard Life Investments, the £260bn Edinburgh-based investment manager. Chris Faulkner-MacDonagh, who has previously served as an IMF and US Treasury economist, joins as a market strategist from Ziff Brothers Investments. Alex Wolf, a former US diplomat, will take on the role of emerging markets economist in SLI’s multi-asset team.

Michael Hart has moved to Amundi as deputy chief executive and global head of business development of the €850bn French asset manager’s alternative investment division, from Aberdeen Asset Management.

LGM Investments, part of BMO Global Asset Management, has hired Stephen Ma as head of greater China equities from Fidelity.

Marcus Money-Chappelle has joined Edmond de Rothschild, the €133bn asset management and private banking group, as head of sovereign funds from Barclays.

Calastone, the global funds transaction network, has appointed Cris Conde as chairman. Mr Conde spent 28 years at SunGard, the software and technology services provider that he helped take private in 2005 in an $11.3bn LBO transaction before stepping down in 2011.

Jeremy Beckwith has moved to Morningstar as director of manager research for the UK. Mr Beckwith, who joins from London Wall Partners, a financial advisory group, has previously served as chief investment officer for Kleinwort Benson private bank and as a managing director at Merrill Lynch Global Asset Management.

Munish Varma has joined Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management as head of structured solutions in the loans and deposits group. He moves from Nomura.

Neiloy Ghosh has assumed the role of director of client services at Inalytics, a specialist fund manager evaluation consultancy, after moving from Hermes.

Seix Investment Advisors, the $31.3bn fixed-income subsidiary of RidgeWorth Capital Management, has hired James Boothby as head of endowment and foundation sales from Palisade Capital Management.

Isla Mackenzie has moved to Aviva Investors, the £240bn asset management arm of Aviva, the UK-listed insurer, as global head of marketing, from Aberdeen Asset Management.

Matthew Fletcher has joined Hymans Robertson, the consultancy, as senior longevity technical consultant from Towers Watson.

Punter Southall, the consultancy, recently hired Colette Christiansen as head of de-risking solutions from Towers Watson.”source: ft.com

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